Hindus Take Revenge Against Muslims

massacre 2One of the most easily grasped ethical obligations of a doctor is not to incite people to mass murder. An Indian gynaecologist who ran a maternity home in Gujarat has joined a select group of medicos who have had a lapsus memoriae in this respect. She has been jailed for 28 years over the slaughter of 96 Muslims in 2002.

Dr Maya Surendrabhai Kodnani, a Hindu fundamentalist, was an MP for the Bhartiya Janata Party in the state parliament. She urged Hindus to massacre and rape Muslims in retaliation for the deaths of 56 Hindu pilgrims who had been burned alive on the previous day.

“I have seen dead bodies of Kar Sevaks at Godhra,” she told a mob. “You Ram Bhakta – devotees of Ram — should kill Muslims here, cut them, as the Babri Masjid had been demolished, the Masjid here also should be destroyed, I am with you; you will have no difficulty.”

Until she was arrested in 2009, Dr Kodnani was Minister of Women and Child Development in the Gujarat government. Married to a doctor, she had a thriving practice at an Ahmedabad maternity hospital she founded. Her defence was that she was not on the scene on the day of the massacre, but cell phone records and witness accounts showed that she was directing her thugs all day long.

In an article in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, Dr Bindu T. Desai says that Dr Kodnani’s case is an appalling violation of medical ethics:

“The utter disregard for human life, the aiding and abetting of murder and other horrific acts, the distribution of arms to an incensed mob; these are not acts one associates with an obstetrician whose training and practice involve one of the most joyous events in human life – the birth of a child.

“Physicians participating in this manner are rare, public display exhorting such acts even rarer. I am not aware of a single such action on the part of a physician of publicly exhorting people to kill the members of a community, distributing arms etc. Yet, even she appears to have realised that her presence on the scene was problematic, at least legally. Hence her passionate denials about being there and the enormous efforts made on her behalf to cover up her presence at Naroda Patiya on that awful day in February 2002.”

 

This article courtesy of MercatorNet.

Michael Cook

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Michael Cook likes bad puns, bushwalking and black coffee. He did a BA at Harvard University in the US where it was good for networking, but moved to Sydney where it wasn’t. He also did a PhD on an obscure corner of Australian literature. He has worked as a book editor and magazine editor and has published articles in magazines and newspapers in the US, the UK and Australia.

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  • James H, London

    There is a certain Heart of Darkness in India and Pakistan, which moves people to passionate hatred. Christians have been the most common victims.

    Spiritual warfare and regular rosaries are needed for the whole region.

  • Peter Nyikos

    “The utter disregard for human life, the aiding and abetting of murder
    and other horrific acts, the distribution of arms to an incensed mob;
    these are not acts one associates with an obstetrician whose training
    and practice involve one of the most joyous events in human life –the
    birth of a child.”

    This quote could well serve as a reminder of what goes on in abortion facilities; many abortionists are also gynecologists, and they all should have had special training in obstetrics.

  • Harry

    I guess we have to forget about American Indians, Residential Schools in Canada, Inquisition in Europe, slavery, not to mention Holocaust, to give Christians a certificate of victimhood

    Basically it boils down to what people can get away with. If one goes through history book Pagans have been more victims rather than people of book.

    It is interesting to see doctors lecturing about morals when they themselves have caused so much suffering to non-human creatures while learning their profession. It all boils down to morality boundary line moving in favor of one vs. other as well as defining us against them.

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